YHA Eyam exterior
Bed in a shared room from £15.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hot water
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hot water
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Main building & coach house from £0.00 per night
  • Main building & coach house

    8 bathrooms 14 bedrooms sleeps up to 60 guests

    Situated on a cliff-top, YHA Eyam Main Building and Coach House offer quality and accommodation in the Peak District. These properties act as the perfect base for those looking to discover the beautiful surroundings with family and friends.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout both properties.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Eyam and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole of both properties. Hostel staff live onsite.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Main building
Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 30 people. Additional dining space is available for 25 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 15 people. There are comfy sofas and a TV, as well as beautiful views of woodland and wildlife.

There is a separate games room, with books, board games and a pool table.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of six bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 1

Toilets: 6

Showers: 5

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside consists of some garden and grounds.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Coach house
Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located in a separate building behind the coach house. It includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 12 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located in the same building as the kitchen, the dining room seats up to 12 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located in a separate building behind the coach house and seats up to 12 people.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of two bathrooms.

Toilets: 2

Showers: 2

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside consists of some grounds.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Main building

Across the entire building there is a total of 10 bedrooms.

First floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

Four rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 10 people. It includes 5 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Coach house

Across the entire building there is a total of four bedrooms.

First and second floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

YHA Eyam is a Victorian folly resembling a tiny turreted castle, perched on the hillside above the historic village of Eyam. The house was built in 1887 – the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria and it became a youth hostel in 1972 after several changes in ownership.

The hostel is well-used by school groups, walking groups, families and individuals who come to enjoy the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and discover more about the tragic story of the villagers of Eyam who sacrificed themselves to the Plague in the 17th century.

Why guests love YHA Eyam

  • Unique hostel building
  • Historic plague village
  • Perfect for exploring the Peak District

Accommodation at YHA Eyam

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.

Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.

Hire the whole hostel

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole of the main building and coach house at YHA Eyam and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. These properties act as the perfect base for those looking to discover the beautiful surroundings with family and friends. Dogs are welcome too!

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Food and drink at YHA Eyam

YHA Eyam dining room

Eat with us

YHA Eyam is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast option.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Eyam

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: Parking is available in a car park at the bottom of our driveway. You are welcome to proceed up the drive-in order to unload your luggage and then return your vehicle to the carpark afterwards.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Eyam, except when hiring the whole hostel and coach house through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Eyam - Access Statement

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YHA Eyam

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK219769

Lat/Lng: 53.289222, -1.672672

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9738

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Eyam is within easy access of sites of interest for a range of subjects including, PE, geography excursions and history trips. With 60 beds, group catering available, classroom facilities and a games room, YHA Eyam has everything a school trip needs. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

History

Over a hundred years ago, in the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria’s reign, Beech Hurst was built as a Victorian folly. Massive iron gates were constructed to guard the entrance to the rough holly-lined drive. The house with its imposing tower was built into the steep hillside and surrounded by beech trees which helped to prevent the shale from shifting and provided some degree of protection from the elements. The first owner was William Nixon (Old Nick as he was often called), a magistrate at Bakewell Assizes whose fines were so heavy he had a bell installed in the tower to summon his protectors should any of his former “clients” come to visit. After 50 years the house was found to be ivy-clad and in need of repairs – the bell lay silent, bats filled the tower and the grounds were unkempt. The house was owned by a Captain Bird and then by Frank Robinson – the owner of the Glebe Mine – who installed mains water. The next owners – the Hickmans -  installed heating and restored the gardens to their former glory. The house was bought by YHA in the early 1970s and the hostel opened in 1972.

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